In Draft Dogs, I wrote about the use of dogs to haul loads for the warring parties in the First World War. In that conflict, the French created a special saddle harness coupled with a light connecting bar to a cart for some of their transportation in that war. But dogs were also used in WWII, without carts, as pack animals to bring up ammo and supplies. The English especially preferred the Newfoundland as a draft dog and pack animal, and in the water to rescue victims of torpedo attack. In peacetime the Newfoundland had already been used as an all-purpose water and rescue dog, and by fishermen to haul heavy nets through the cold water surrounding the British Isles. Next Dog Blog: Old Bill – The Navy Terrier.